Marquette Golden Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Kohl Center is where the Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) will go up against the Marquette Golden Eagles (7-1) on Saturday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles faced Jackson State and went home with a win by a final score of 83-54 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 14 while Jackson State finished the game with 18 fouls. They made 4 of their 17 attempts from distance. Jackson State finished the game at 53.3% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of their 15 tries. Additionally, Jackson State had 35 rebounds (15 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Jackson State totaled 12 assists and had 12 steals for this game. In regard to defending, Marquette allowed the other team to shoot 30.4% from the field on 21 out of 69 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When talking about rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 15 of 23 shots for a percentage of 65.2%. Marquette finished the game with a 52.6% FG percentage (30 of 57) and converted 8 out of their 21 shots from downtown.
Oso Ighodaro is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He shot 100.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 20 minutes and collected 11 boards. He accumulated 14 points on 6 out of 6 shooting.
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Marquette will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-1 this year. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a team are committing 17.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Marquette is pulling down 37.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 128 assists for the campaign, which is 33rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles are hitting 32.7% on 3-point shots (64 of 196) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.9 pts per contest (120th in college basketball) while connecting on 44.5% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 16.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They concede 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are 178th in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.3). The Golden Eagles defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.5% (206 of 496) and they surrender 38.0 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 306th in college hoops in giving up assists with 111 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 70-66 when they faced Georgia Tech. The Badgers corralled 19 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 25 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. Georgia Tech committed 20 fouls for this contest which took the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a rate of 68.2%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Wisconsin made 9 of their 24 attempts (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Badgers finished shooting 23 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Badgers allowed Georgia Tech to make 22 of their 53 tries from the field which had them sitting at 41.5% in this contest. They finished shooting 37.5% from 3-point land by going 6 of 16 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to rebounds, Wisconsin allowed Georgia Tech to get 34 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Brad Davison ended up having an impact for the Badgers for this contest. He buried 9 out of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 56.3%, and had 2 rebounds. He racked up 27 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Wisconsin has a mark of 6-1 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Badgers are connecting on 40.0% from the field, which has them ranked 309th in college basketball. Wisconsin has accumulated 476 points so far this season (68.0 per game) and they pull down 37.0 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 9.1 times per contest (351st in the country) and they turn it over 8.9 times per contest. The Badgers are responsible for committing 16.6 fouls every game and they connect on 80.5% from the charity stripe.
The Wisconsin defense surrenders 32.4% from downtown (45 of 139) and opponents are knocking down 64.6% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 8.4 dimes and 34.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 11th and 164th in those categories on the defensive end. The Badgers on defense are ranked 14th in college basketball in points given up per game with 56.7. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.5% from the field (48th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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